Decorative Techniques

In this section you’ll find all the techniques to help you decorate your stained glass. These range from Solder and Wire Work to Mosaic and Dalle de Verre. You’ll find articles on Stained Glass Painting and Etching Glass to help you decorate the surface of the glass.

Stained glass copper foiled butterfly

Add a Special Something
Wow your friends and family with this gorgeous decorative soldered edge to your gifts. If you’re confident with soldering and looking for a challenge this is the tutorial for you!

blue etching stencil

Transform Your Gifts
Let your creativity loose and add unique detail to your glass art work with glass etching stencils.Cut down on waste by choosing the right type of stencil for your project.

Use Up Your Glass Scraps
How to make beautiful stained glass applique panels using leftover cullet. Learn which glues work best, how to grout neatly and clean up easily.

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Decorative Techniques

How to Use Wire Working To Add Decorative Details

Adding wire working to stained glass gives your project a whole new look. It adds detail that you can't get with just stained glass and copper foil alone. Click the links below to go to the different sections: Wireworking Eyes Adding Wire Flower Stamen Decorative Wire Working Spiral Tutorial Wire…
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Decorative Techniques

Glass Painting Techniques – Matting

Blending Paint Tutorial Any guide to glass painting techniques has to include matting, or shading. It's the exciting process that will make your work look 3-D, like the drapery in church windows. Matting requires a very different approach than other stained glass painting techniques. Instead of putting paint on, you're…
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